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Making progess

Submitted by sbaxter on Fri, 04/20/2018 - 23:03

Got the last strip in and the deck is rough sanded.  Long ways to go but getting closer.Notice the clamp collection underneathview from the sternI went a little stripe crazy

Very nice Scott.

What is the boat and it looks like 3 different shades of what species of  wood ?

Thnks

Randy

Randy, I design my own boats using kayak foundry.  The image below has some of the specs if you have good eyesight.  This one has a slightly higher deck, I have found by adding 1.5 inches to the deck I can put my camera gear under the deck instead of having a deck bag on top, I am trying a new design on this one I let you know how it goes. I have not named this one yet.  The hull is basswood (linden),  and the dark wood is thermally treated polar ( tulip).  The tulip is slightly stronger and lighter than cedar but it splits more easily. The deck has both those woods, red cedar, and aspen.  The front stem is cherry and the back stem is hickory (both woods I had left over from a kitchen build several years ago.   Kayak specs